The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

DAILY NEWS BRIEF FOR November 23, 2004

Top news of the day

June 4th

Report: China to Release Jailed Dissident
YahooNews, November 23, 2004


Death penalty
4 prisoners sentenced to death for escaping jail
China Youth On-line, November 22, 2004

June 4th
Tiananmen protester tortured 'to point of psychosis'
SCMP, November 23, 2004

EU to send China positive signal on arms ban
China Daily, November 23, 2004

Labour – Industrial accidents
Death toll from Hebei mine fire rises to 57
China Daily, November 23, 2004

Labour – Union
China Labour Watch: obligation to form trade union really protect labour rights?
中国劳工观察:促建工会真的能保护工人权益吗?, November 22, 2004

Media – internet
Web seen as tool to 'mobilise the people in a time of war'
SCMP, November 23, 2004

Rights activists speak about China’s release of some political dissidents
Voice of America, November 22, 2004

Shanghai Labor Camp Mother in Court with Bruises
Radio Free Asia, November 22, 2004

Protests and petitions
Right activist says social inequality the reason for social unrest
刘青:社会不公是骚乱的原因, November 23, 2004

Public health
Hospital fees prompt sick to stay at home
SCMP, November 23, 2004